Great Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Roof

Great Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Roof The winter can be pretty fairly detrimental to any type of roofing, but this is particularly true when talking about asphalt shingle roofing. After the snow melts it is important to conduct a visual inspection of your home's roof to establish any immediate needs. Putting off necessary spring roofing maintenance can result in massive damage to the roof, the home's interior and even hinder its structural integrity. Here are a few things to look for when assessing your roof's needs.

Tree Limbs, Leaves & Needles

Trees pose a threat to a roof for a number of reasons. Limbs that are actually in contact with the roof can result in damaged shingles, thus reducing its lifespan. Additionally, trees can drop leaves and needles on the roof, which allows them to hold moisture and clog gutters. Make sure your roof is free of natural debris.

Moss & Mold

Removing leaves and cutting back trees will help reduce or remove the chances of moss growth. If you notice discolored streaks on a roof there is a probability of mold growth. If you notice mold or moss be sure to talk with a professional about having it completely removed, as letting it grow will eventually cause premature shingle failure.

Gutter Damage

Any damage to gutters caused by winter storms need to be repaired. They should also be cleared of any debris. Clogged or damaged gutters will result in improper drainage resulting in standing water. This moisture can of course soak into the roof deck, resulting in a need for replacement.

Missing Shingles & Other Roof Damage

You will of course want to take care of any obvious roofing damage or flaws. This includes addressing missing or broken shingles, damage to the chimney, damage around roof penetrations or any sagging areas.

If you need assistance with roofing maintenance in Fort Wayne be sure to contact Old Fort Roofing. We offer both minor and major roof maintenance and repair for shingle roofing. To learn more or to request an estimate for roofing repair in Fort Wayne give us a call at (260) 408-6759 today.

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